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Dr. Bryan Burton

Associate Professor

Dr. Bryan Burton
Dr. Bryan Burton




Stevenson Hall 3123 or via Zoom

Advising Area

  • General

Areas of Expertise

white-collar and corporate crime, healthcare fraud and abuse, healthcare regulation, criminological theory


Dr. Bryan Burton holds two degrees from the University of California, Irvine.  He earned his B.A. in Social Ecology in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society in 2016.  His work covers white-collar crime and corporate crime, healthcare fraud and abuse (particularly in Medicare and Medicaid), healthcare regulation, and criminological theory.  He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of White-Collar and Corporate Crime: An International and Multidisciplinary Journal. Dr. Burton is actively involved in international education. He has taken students on study abroad programs most recently to Sweden and Greece and maintains academic partnerships in those countries. 


B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine


Ph.D., B.A.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Burton, B., Sun, D., Jesilow, P., Pontell, H. (2022). Two Paths, One Destination: A Demographic Portrait of Physicians Sanctioned by the Federal Government. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 45(3), 142-180. online at

Jesilow, P., Burton, B., Sun, D. (2022). Healthcare Fraud. In Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. Ed. Beth M. Huebner. New York: Oxford University Press.

Burton, B., & Consulter, M. (2021). Multi-Level Marketing Scams. In Beth M. Huebner (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Pontell, H., Ghazi-Tehrani, A., & Burton, B. (2019). White-Collar and Corporate Crime in China. In Melissa Rorie (ed.) The Handbook of White-Collar Crime. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Jesilow, P., & Burton, B. (2017). Constructing a Demographic Portrait of Deviant Doctors. In Ophir Sefiha & Steve Brown (Eds.) Handbook of Deviance Studies, Anderson/Routledge Press.

Ghazi-Tehrani, A., Burton, B., & Pontell, H. (2017). Deviant Executives: Crime in the Suites. In Ophir Sefiha & Steve Brown (Eds.) Handbook of Deviance Studies, Anderson/Routledge Press. 

Jesilow, P., & Burton, B. (2017). Detecting Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in the United States. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Ed. Ben Lenard. New York: Oxford University Press.